DanielBrown (4147) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2006 Bottle from the Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Prior to opening this I was wondering exactly what would constitute a Kellerweizen - I didn’t twig the champagne yeast thing and thought it might be russett coloured... It’s not red, it’s a bright gold, with extreme fizziness and a pillowy, billowing white head. Familiar Hefe banana aroma. Very odd taste: a Hefe finish, but prior to that a sour, appley taste, distinctly cidery. Prior to rating, if I had to pin this down to a particular style, I’d have said a golden Landbier, with bits of a Kristall - I didn’t think it thick enough for a Hefe. A strange concoction - a mess you might call it, but I choose to see it as an interesting experiment. Lambic reminiscent or Berliner weisse? - possibly. Refreshing? - yes. Engaging? - yes, I’d say so. A tricky one this, as I’m sure you can gather, but I’d have it again gladly and would like some comparative examples....
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Quite clovey, with a slightly thin acidic mouthfeel. Gets drier and drier towards the end. But, it is a pretty typical German Wheat. Drinkable, pleasant.
skortila (4853) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is yeasty, sweet, citrus, a litlle banana and wheat. Hazy, yellow-golden coloured with a lasting white head. Taste is sweet, some wheat in it, some banana’s, yeast and citrus. Champagneyeast is noticeable. Decent wheat.
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden color, big white head, large bubbles. Aroma is sharp and sweet from champagne, and only some banana and wheat from a weizen. Very obvious champagne yeast taste to this weizen, where the wheat and banana are not so dominant as most other hefeweizens, which is in fact a bit disappointing. I like my weizen to taste of banana and wheat. But overall, nice beer.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rather unfortunate insipid yellow. Large bubbles. Very large, white, thick head. Slightly toasty aroma with apple and banana bread notes. Too fizzy - this is really bloating, even for a weizen. Thin body. Some banana and spice notes, and yes this is less estery. I know what to make of it - it's rubbish.
omhper (21422) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Bottled. Pale orange with rich, creamy head. Appley aroma. Fruity, papery and malty. Lively and spritzy. Much less estery than a regular hefeweizen. I don't really know what to make of it.
Bov (10607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
fermented with champagne yeast
hazy lactic colour, fine head, strong corn and haye aroma with light banana notes, tart and acidic, dry wheaty finish - not much character
bierkoning (11224) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light color, cloudy, small frothy head. Vinous aroma with orange and apricot. Yeasty vinous flavor, like a chardonnay. Grapes and a bit herbal. A-typical weizenbier with a subtle flavor.
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was expecting something a bit more kellery or sekty but it's pretty much a standard hefe, but a very good one. Weihenstephan style - very smooth, creamy, sweet and vanillaish, with low carbonation so you can slam it down fast. traces of chicken skin, peaches and bread in the aftertaste.
motelpogo (7244) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 it was only when i brought this home from the fine ambrosetti beershop in berlin that i found out it had champagne yeast in the bottle. and it looked like champagne, clear and excitable and then the head died quickly. the aroma was also very champagney and the finsh as well with a bit of cloves in there. this is in between berliner weisse and bavarian wheat beer - it is quite tart but much fuller-bodied than berliner weisse, with rich alcohol to reward you and some vanilla. like champagne it goes straight to your head. well worth trying even though you may not like it